Torah Pearls #10 – Mikeitz (Genesis 41:1-44:17)

Torah Pearls Mikeitz, Genesis 41:1-44:17, dream, dreams, Egypt, famine, Joseph, Pharaoh, Torah Pearls, Nehemia Gordon, torah portionIn this episode of The Original Torah Pearls, Mikeitz (Genesis 41:1-44:17), we learn about the earliest manipulation of Hebrew translation in history and Joseph's plot to fulfill his own dream. Ana wrote: "I loved this explanation about the sun and the moon. Thank you for another blessed recording!"

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9 thoughts on “Torah Pearls #10 – Mikeitz (Genesis 41:1-44:17)

  1. Nehemia, thank you so much for your explanation for Joseph and his divining. I have wondered for years how to reconcile that issue and have asked others but never gotten an answer that seemed plausible.

  2. Nehemia, We really enjoy your sense of humor. This is our 2nd time going through the Torah Portion with you and today in chapter 43:18, you said you always find this verse funny cause of the donkeys. Well in the LITV version it’s even funnier and I thought I’d just share it with you.
    Shabbat Shalom, Leilani

    “And the men were afraid because they were brought into Joseph’s house. And they said, Because of the silver that was returned in our sacks before, we are being brought in, to throw himself on us and to fall on us, and to take us and our asses for slaves.” (Gen 43:18)

  3. It would be an interesting search to find the actual skin color of pharaonic egypt. The old tomb colored sculptures indicate negroid. As far as I know skin color did not lighten until the roman and later islamic incursions.

  4. Ancients, when a new King arose, the political captives were set free, debts were released, a man could return to his homeland – the King build a temple to reflect his gods. This meant a churing in populace as Kings came and go.

    yeshova put order in the Yovel, we could know when a Yovel was to come.

    Also about Ancient King and Priests, this made religions oppresive to the commoners. While Yehovah, said to Israel, I will make you a nation of Kings and Priests; all Isrel was meant to hear the voice of Yeshovah; that was the original plan.

  5. Ancients believed only Kings and Priest could interact with the gods, since Joseph was able to interpret dreams; therefore he must be a king or priest. That’s why he was exalted. Pharough had no son to inherit him. So this shaving of body is like being born; Pharough adopted him, since he was made son; then have enthronement ceremony, the new clothes, new name, ring as heir.

    Jacob adopted the two sons, before Joseph died, thereby the sons wouldn’t inherit the Eqyptian Kingdom, but they were released to Jacob for the coming Kingdom of Israel.

    After Joseph dies, there were no heirs, therefore the new Pharogh , did not know Joseph, he was not related to Joseph in anyway.

  6. YHVH who declares the end from the beginning, prophetically speaks through Joseph’s naming of his sons, that the end result when Joseph’s house is separated from his father and his brethren, especially Judah, is fulfilled in Hosea 1 when they are scattered, mercilessly, and lost their family and national identity.

    Yet in the diaspora, Israel, especially Ephraim and Manasseh, will be fruitful in the land of their affliction, even as their father/relative Joseph is fruitful in the land of his affliction. In their diaspora Ephraim becomes a melo goyim and Manasseh becomes a great people, in the land of their slavery and affliction like Joseph.

    • In the volume of the book it is written of Yahoshah, therefore the the Son of Joseph fulfills concerning Joseph’s second dream what could not be fulfilled literally in Joseph. All people are to kiss the son (the WORD, the Aleph Tav, which is the house and/or the family seed), lest they die. The flesh prophets nothing, but the Word of YHVH that is Spirit and Life.

      Joseph’s life in Seven Words:

      1) Pride – he did not acknowledge YHVH concerning his two dreams. Joseph’s coat of many colors dipped in blood is removed as he is humiliated. Later, the pride of Ephraim will separate him according to Hosea 1.

      2) Pit – The Bor in which there was no water is the means by which he is separated from his father’s house to Egypt. A pit associated with water will be used in the future to separate Ephraim and Manasseh.

      3) Potiphar – Slavery in Egypt, in which Joseph is faithful to make contributions by YHVH’s favor. However, refuses to commit adultery but proclaims himself to be the greatest (“none greater than”). His Ephraim will boast pridefully that he is the greatest even in his captivity.

      4) Prison – Joseph’s coat or covering again comes off taking him to the dungeon or prison (again to the “bor” to learn not to be prideful).

      In prison Joseph sees the light. when he has the opportunity to repent in acknowledging ELoHYM concerning two more dreams. The baker and the butler represent, the bread and wine of (Melchisedeq) served by the Priest of the most high EL. Three days represent the Besorah (Gospel) of Yahoshah Mashiach in which he is hung from a tree and restored to life to serve Pharaoh (the god of this world) the cup of YHVH’s wrathful winepress. Here Yoseph receives the type of the Gospel. When Ephraim and Manasseh see the light of the Besorah in the last days they will return (Deut 30:1-6) with all of the tribes of Israel and Judah to YHVH. But they like Joseph must wait two years (2,000 years) to learn not to trust in the arm of flesh by want to be mentioned before government for favors based upon their service (servitude).

      5) Palace – Joseph after two years is promoted to the palace in the land of his slavery and affliction. Likewise Ephraim and Manasseh, the two allies of Judah, are represented in Nelson Mandella and Obama coming to office in association with the two nations where Joseph’s plight is highlighted.

      6) Praise – Joseph demonstrates that he credits ELoHYM (God) for his plight and forgives his brothers for their deeds and intentions concerning him. Joseph’s descendants must forgive their family (11 tribes, Ishamael, Midian) and people of the world (Egypt) and praise YHVH for what he has done.

      7) Promise – Joseph is blessed through Israel (Jacob) laying his hands on Ephraim (right hand for younger) and Manasseh (left hand for first born). They inherit the name Israel and of the fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. They receive the birthright (1 Chr 5:1-2). Ephraim and Manasseh who in the latter end are identified with a Greco-Roman culture as Christianity, must along with Judah repent (return) to YHVH from the practices and places like Egypt, Babylon, and Sodom. The must embrace the Torah and the faith of Yahoshah, for only Joshuah (Yahoshah) can bring them into the land of Promise in these last days.

      from the 7 P’s of Joseph (2012 CWMIII)

  7. Another perspective on the shmitta year concept, as it could relate to the Egyptian agricultural system, even before the giving of Torah:
    If “The whole earth is Yehowah’s, and everything in it…” as the Psalmist says,
    and, seeing that Leviticus 26 tells us that the guarding of the shmitta year would allow the people to remain in the land, whereas the failure to do so would result in the land being left fallow by reason of their exile so that the land would have its sabbaths without them, and seeing that the “peoples before you” were “vomited out” of the land for their failures to honor whatever instruction they’d been given by God, (whether in the Breath of Life conscience, or other covenant), perhaps the 7 years of plenty, followed by 7 years of famine is a foreshadowing of the shmitta concept and philosophy. Perhaps the whole earth is, indeed, Yehowah’s, and will enjoy its sabbaths one day.

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